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Sprinklers Stop Fire: Wigston secondary school, 12th March 2014

Sprinkler activation at Wigston secondary school, 12th March 2014 At just before a quarter to three in the afternoon of Wednesday 12th March 2014, a fire was reported to Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service at a secondary school in Wigston. … Continue reading

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Sprinklers Stop Fire: Office block in New Oxford Street, London 20th April 2014

Sprinkler activation at office block in New Oxford Street, London 20th April 2014 Thanks to London Fire Brigade for information about this incident. At 13:19 hours on Easter Sunday, 20th April 2014, a fire occurred involving and electrical transformer in … Continue reading

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Sprinklers Stop Fire: Care Home, Dartford

Sprinklers successfully stopped and extinguished a fire in a Dartford Care Home in the early hours of 23rd September.  The fire started in a laundry room and was fully put out before the arrival of Kent Fire and Rescue Service. … Continue reading

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Sprinklers Stop Fire: Primark, Aberdeen

A popular retail store in Aberdeen was saved from a major fire by the successful operation of a Fire Sprinkler System.  The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service received an emergency call at 9.40am on Thursday 12/09/13. Upon arrival, the Sprinkler … Continue reading

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Environment Agency issue warnings to Waste Recycling Facilities

The Environment Agency has issued warnings to Waste Recycling Facilities that licence fees may increase for sites with ‘poorly managed’ fire risks. A fire prevention guide and letter has been published and if the Agency deem that these standards are … Continue reading

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Sprinklers Stop Fire: Gateshead School

A school in Gateshead has been saved from being destroyed by a fire thanks to its sprinkler suppression systems. This is in stark contrast to a school in Leyland, Lancashire which had a fire just days later (2 September) and has been … Continue reading

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Fire Chief Renews Calls For Sprinkler Systems

Warwickshire’s Chief Fire Officer, Andy Hickmott has today renewed the call for sprinklers to be fitted in schools, social housing, new builds and high rise buildings. This comes following a blaze that destroyed St Mary’s Catholic College in Lancashire which … Continue reading

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Sprinkler Stop: Textiles Mill, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire.

Firefighters were called to a textiles mill in Scout Hill today (Wednesday) after a piece of machinery caught fire. Two crews from Dewsbury Fire Station went to G Wilson Fibres Limited in Scout Hill Road at 6.40am. Watch commander Tim … Continue reading

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Successful campaign to install Sprinkler systems in new-builds and tower blocks in Widnes and Runcorn

A campaign to install sprinkler systems in high-rise buildings has won the backing of Halton Borough Council’s Executive Board. The executive board, the main decision-making body of the Council, heard that firefighters believe in the benefits of the water systems and are … Continue reading

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West Midlands FRS urge firms to fit Sprinkler Systems

The following is a press statement released by West Midlands Fire & Rescue Service on Monday 12th August 2013:   Businesses throughout the West Midlands are being urged to fit water sprinklers, after they saved a Wolverhampton factory from being … Continue reading

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